dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
dreadedcandiru2
dreadedcandiru2
binky_betsy

Saturday, 2 July 2011

We end the week with John whining to Jean about the end results of his refusal to not only set ground rules but to communicate with a fellow human being; her mildly snarky response tells us that she's heard this all before.

(Strip Number 4195, Original Publication Date, 3 July 2011)

Panel 1: As John works on a patient I'll call Comrade Itzpat (because I don't know if that's supposed to be a man or a woman), he complains to Jean about how Phil is a great guy and all but he's really getting on his nerves.

Panel 2: The problem is that he practices his trumpet every night for hours.

Panel 3: Jean tells him to count his blessings because it could be far worse; he asks her what could possibly be worse than his current situation.

Panel 4: Her one-word answer to John's whiny question is 'Bagpipes'; at this, Ms Itzpat smiles.

Summary: What we have here, of course, is John not only not setting ground rules from the get-go but his feeling bad about being a grinning doormat who can't talk things out. What we also have is another lead-in to Lynn bitching that her parents always liked Alan better so she had to find a way to throw him out.
Subscribe

  • Sunday, 21 April 2024

    The one where Sundayverse John Sundayverses talking to April. Panel 1: It's late at night and Sundayverse John notices that April cannot sleep and…

  • Saturday, 20 April 2024

    The one where we finally learn where John picked up the bad habit of spouting nonsense about counting on your fingers from. Synopsis: Instead of…

  • Friday, 19 April 2024

    Achievement unlocked: Soppy Comment After Death By Newberry Medal, GET. Synopsis: After he tells Elly his cover storyabout the trip to the…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 15 comments

  • Sunday, 21 April 2024

    The one where Sundayverse John Sundayverses talking to April. Panel 1: It's late at night and Sundayverse John notices that April cannot sleep and…

  • Saturday, 20 April 2024

    The one where we finally learn where John picked up the bad habit of spouting nonsense about counting on your fingers from. Synopsis: Instead of…

  • Friday, 19 April 2024

    Achievement unlocked: Soppy Comment After Death By Newberry Medal, GET. Synopsis: After he tells Elly his cover storyabout the trip to the…